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Chrome Briefly Becomes World’s Most Popular Browser, Thanks To Emerging Market Usage

Tumblr Tuesday: Meet the Editor behind #RealTalk from your Editor

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Welcome to our 30th Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more inspiring text...
Tumblr Tuesday: Meet the Editor behind #RealTalk from your Editor

Just how big are porn sites?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most...
Just how big are porn sites?

Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

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Automattic is announcing a new feature for large-scale sites hosted in WordPress.com VIP SaaS program (TechCrunch is a VIP publisher)—Featured Partners for third-party integrations. Basically, the program allows companies that have integrated their services with the WordPress platform to promote and seamlessly enable their tools for large-scale VIP sites, which...
Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

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Myspace officially pulled the plug on the social music service iLike.com today, putting an end to what once was hailed as the most popular social music service (hat tip to hypebot). iLike was one of the first startups to offer a combination of free music streaming and social networking, which...
Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

The need for browser speed: IE9 bests everyone on Windows, Chrome dominates on the Mac

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Each of the major browser vendors champion the speeds of their software but in real-life often the claims don’t stack up. However, a new report from New Relic shows which popular browsers are worthy of calling themselves the fastest, highlighting the winners on PC, Mac and Mobile. The web application performance...
The need for browser speed: IE9 bests everyone on Windows, Chrome dominates on the Mac
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Tumblr Tuesday: Depressed Copywriter rewrites ads that tell us how he really feels

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Welcome to our 31st Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more inspiring text...
Tumblr Tuesday: Depressed Copywriter rewrites ads that tell us how he really feels

Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

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With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform. Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do. Growing at over 30% a month has...
Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

Chrome rises: Google browser grabs 1/3 of the global market (StatCounter)

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Remember when Google’s Chrome browser overtook Internet Explorer as the world’s most popular browser for a week back in May? And next, for a full calendar month? Well, Chrome is still on top, judging by the latest figures from traffic measurement service provider StatCounter, and it has now even taken...
Chrome rises: Google browser grabs 1/3 of the global market (StatCounter)
Facebook Of Latvia Is Bigger Than Facebook (In Latvia)

Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

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Imgur has a little piece of my heart. On long days (or really any day), as news picks up and I’m writing like a work horse or when news screeches to a halt and I’m bored out of my mind, Imgur is there for me. Paired with the imaginations and...
Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

VIP Wordpress Users Just Got Some Cool New Tools To Play With

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WordPress is now partnering with Uppsite along with eight other services that will enhance the content publishing experience of large-scale sites in WordPress.com’s VIP SaaS Hosting program. These VIP clients include top media companies, sports leagues and Fortune 500 companies, which in total generate one billion page views each month. The...
VIP Wordpress Users Just Got Some Cool New Tools To Play With

Gnip unlocks real-time social data from Tumblr’s 50 million blogs

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It was only a few days ago that we wrote about Boulder-based Gnip pulling in social data from China’s Sina Weibo. While those 300 million users do account for a huge amount of information, the growth of Tumblr makes Sina Weibo look like child’s play. Today, Gnip is announcing an...
Gnip unlocks real-time social data from Tumblr’s 50 million blogs

Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr’s big backend is building fast

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From Flickr user David Stanley There was a terrific story story yesterday from the blog High Scalability yesterday digging into the work of scaling Tumblr’s backend architecture, which now supports 15 billion page views a month. The post compared the blogging platforms challenges to massive sites like Twitter and Facebook, both...
Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr’s big backend is building fast

Avito.ru takes $75 million for Russian small web ads

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Russia’s online listings market could be about to explode, and investors want a piece of it. Avito.ru, the country’s leading classified ads site, is taking a big $75 million venture round from Accel and Baring Vostock plus previous backers Kinnevik and Northzone. The company wants to add more primary e-tail...
Avito.ru takes $75 million for Russian small web ads

Silicon Valley Investors Flock to Massive Upstart Humor Site 9GAG

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9GAG — the fast-growing community site for memes, comics and other Internet humor — has raised $2.8 million. I wrote a profile of 9GAG — which went through Dave McClure’s 500 Startups incubator, kind of — back in April. That story mentioned this round of funding and the names of...
Silicon Valley Investors Flock to Massive Upstart Humor Site 9GAG

Meet 9GAG, the Community Comedy Site That's Growing Like Crazy

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Message board communities, with their endless creativity and mob mentalities, are kind of a mysterious phenomenon within the business of technology. For instance, how did Reddit emerge and thrive over time? How could Digg have grown without alienating its community? Should the world be scared of 4chan? Can I Can...
Meet 9GAG, the Community Comedy Site That's Growing Like Crazy

Funny funding: Humor website 9GAG raises $2.8 million and releases an iOS app

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Humor Website 9GAG this morning announced that it has raised $2.8 million in seed funding from Freestyle Capital, True Ventures, returning investor 500 Startups, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners and individual angel investors like Scott Banister, Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital) and David Tisch (TechStars). In addition, 9GAG is releasing a...
Funny funding: Humor website 9GAG raises $2.8 million and releases an iOS app

Reddit General Manager Erik Martin leads Time’s “100 Most Influential” poll

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It’s hard to deny that community news sharing site Reddit hasn’t had a positive impact on the world. It’s user base is responsible for donating tons of money to good causes. Its employees led the crusade against the intrusive SOPA/PIPA legislation by shutting down for an entire day to...
Reddit General Manager Erik Martin leads Time’s “100 Most Influential” poll

Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer As World’s Most Popular Browser, For A Day

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Google hasn’t slowed down in trying to push the Chrome browser as the new go-to browser in the face of IE’s slowly declining marketshare. Last month it even launched a Chrome for Android beta for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices. New statistics from analytics firm StatCounter (via TechCrunch) show...
Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer As World’s Most Popular Browser, For A Day
Telefónica expands Tuenti social network outside Spain
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Security Threats: CloudFlare Launches Business and Enterprise Services

Tumblr Holds Its Nose, Opens Back End to Ads

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Tumblr has decided to change its tune about ads. Starting May 2, it will sell the featured post spot on the user dashboard to highlight sponsored posts. "We're pretty opposed to advertising," CEO David Karp told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. "It really turns our stomachs." But for...
Tumblr Holds Its Nose, Opens Back End to Ads
CloudFlare: more traffic than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple combined

Telefonica's Tuenti social network kicks off global expansion, rolls out mobile apps

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It may not be that well known over here, but the Telefonica-owned Tuenti social network is big in Spain, where it has 13 million users and rakes in over 40 billion page views per month. Now it's hoping to make itself better known elsewhere, today kicking off a major...
Telefonica's Tuenti social network kicks off global expansion, rolls out mobile apps
How Tumblr went from wee to webscale
9GAG releases mobile app, raises $2.8M to spread giggles like the flu

Consumer VPN provider AnchorFree raises $52M from Goldman Sachs

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AnchorFree, maker of the Hotspot Shield consumer virtual private network, has raised $52 million in a Series C financing from Goldman Sachs. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has raised $63 million in total since launching in 2005. AnchorFree’s HotSpot Shield tool has been downloaded 60 million times with 100 million...
Consumer VPN provider AnchorFree raises $52M from Goldman Sachs

Is Internet Explorer up or down? Microsoft and research firm in stat spat

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Web analytics firm StatCounter, which has been reporting a steady decline in Internet Explorer market share, has issued an extensive defense of its research techniques in an open letter to Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti, the IE product marketing director who previously challenged the research company’s statistical methods. StatCounter contends that its...
Is Internet Explorer up or down? Microsoft and research firm in stat spat
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